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the state department released a review of the attack on the u.s. consulate benghazi and found, could come systemic failures and leadership management deficiencies. just after the report was released, as to state departments testified about the attack before the house foreign affairs committee. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] the committee will come to order. after recognizing myself and the ranking member for seven minutes each for our opening statement we will then hear from our witnesses, deputy secretary william burns and deputy secretary tom, no strangers to what is we can allow the members to question our witnesses correctly as soon as possible we will forgo additional billing statements and instead i will recognize each member for six minutes following the presentation by the witnesses fought secretary clinton was scheduled to be here today but we have had to reschedule if her parents do to the unfortunate injury for which we wish her a speedy and healthy recovery. she has a confirmed once again she has every intention of testifying before our committee by mid ja
are telling me they don't want to walk back into that building. >>> the benghazi breakdown, the scathing findings of an independent investigation blames the state department from top to bottom. >> mistakes were made, lives were lost, and lessons need to be learned. >> there's no question that there were people within the state department that were remiss and did not execute in an appropriate way. >>> what will be the fallout for secretary of state hillary clinton? >>> and spidy senses activate, how did president obama get caught in the hero's web? >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama has just held a mini news conference announcing a task force on guns led by joe biden and the state of negotiations which seem to be stalling over the fiscal cliff. joining me, managing editor of postpolitics.com. it was called to discuss the gun task force, but clearly the president wanted to send a signal about the state of play with john boehner and the state of play is that it is not good. >> you know, andrea, i agree broadly with you, although i would say the president d
apparently related and causing secretary clinton to postpone her testimony on the benghazi terror attack. doctors say the blood clot is very risky. >> blood clots are serious depending where they are. the leg is more common and simpler to treat. lungs are more life threaten, into the brain of course, very, very serious if it is in the brain because of stroke and potential memory and injury to the entire brain. gregg: david lee miller is live in new york city with the very latest. and, david, what do we know about the location of that blood clot? >> reporter: gregg, the authorities have not released that information. they have only disclosed she is being treated for a clot. she fainted earlier this month and hit her head causing a discussion. the clot was discovered in a follow-up exam. the state department issued a statement. it said in part, and i quote, secretary clinton's doctors suffered a blood clot had been formed because of con caution she sustained several weeks ago. she is being treated and at new york presbyterian and can be monitored her condition over the next 48 hours. clint
the benghazi attack. she ended the soap opera with letter withdrawing from her petition for the united states. >> that's the worst? worst is my friend clint eastwood. in the empty chair. >> now wait a minute. >> brought it out -- >> a lot of people liked that. >> it was okay -- i mean it was interesting. >> not good -- >> it blotted out all the film of the great things mitt had done. >> eleanor? >> that's right. okay worst political theater i'm more serious. the senate republicans voting down the u. n. treaty on people with disabilities after senator bob dole made an appearance pleading for passage in his wheelchair. and they just ignore -- they set a low and they ignored him. >> susan? >> i'm going to say again the fiscal cliff because fun the watch but frightening for taxpayers and damaging -- >> ence. if you can cover this up. >> i can guarantee -- >> i agree with -- i agree with you. the fiscal cliff is the worst -- i mean they know what they got to do. they just don't want to do it because it's unpleasant. they know raising taxes and cutting spending but i -- >> i'm going to give you the
was that these meetings did not go well. benghazi was a serious issue. we can debate whether or not susan rice should be blamed for it. but she was front and center. and i think the administration has handled this terribly. they have put her out there as though she's going to be a nominee but they haven't nominated her. john carney is being asked questions about her. now she's under the media onslaught for her investments. companies in iran. investments in canada. she gets all of the downside of being a nominee without any of the infrastructure and support for her. >> we can talk about that and debate that. but what i believe, i think what she did was entirely appropriate. she was given a set of talking points, to the best of our knowledge the white house used one world. she went out there and did it. now she's being torn apart for it. it's as if, when george was interviewing tim geithner was supposed to have gone and add up the numbers for their budget and make sure it was right. >> if she was a nominee there would be a whole infrastructure to support her. >> right. >> none of that is the case. >> i
that the state department suffered from systemic failures in its response to the threat in benghazi. and it says, insufficient security was present on the ground. the report also looks into the military response to the attack which killed our ambassador and three other americans. defense secretary leon panetta now saying it was clearly a terrorist attack despite early reports blaming it on a protest that got out of hand. >> as always with these kinds of situations there is a mix here but clearly with regards to one of the facilities involved, a direct attack on that facility. i think that there's no question that extremists were involved in those attacks and i think that, you know, we were able to try to respond as best we could at the time. bill: chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on the story from the beginning. what does the report conclude, catherine? >> reporter: thai, bill, good morning. it is a scathing report. there are 29 recommendations, five of which are classified. all of which have been accepted by the secretary of state hillary clinton. this report concludes that t
. >>> finally, some real answers about the benghazi attack that killed four americans. we now know more than reason for the grossly inadequate security. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with president obama's call to action against what he calls the national epidemic of gun violence amid the trauma over the newtown school massacre, he has put vice president biden in charge of the agenda that could be submitted to congress next month. and a growing number of americans want action from the government. a brand new poll shows that 52% of u.s. adult dults favor major restrictions on guns, making all guns illegal versus 47% last august. let's turn to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's joining us. the president came out and didn't mince very words. >> reporter: no, wolf. this is the first time that president obama has laid out a time line. he appointed vice president biden to lead this group of cabinet lawmakers to come out with some solutions and he wants those recommends from him no later than january. the president said this time washington won't just t
to testify on capitol hill after the terror attacks on benghazi. she was forced to cancel that december 20th appearance on the hill her travel schedule also cut short cancelling a trip to north africa and the middle east. secretary of state hillary clinton hospitalized tonight. more news on that when we get it. i am harris full can ner stay tuned for the latest on the situation. a oo this is the fox report. tonight last minute negotiations in washington right now. we are inside 30 hours from when we all go over the so-called fiscal cliff. if our elected leaders cannot fix the mess they set into motion. they are hoping for we understand a little divine intervention. >> oo have mercy upon us as we gather with so much work left undone. >> they have tried everything else. now praying for a solution to keep americans from feeling the impending higher taxes and deep spending cuts. the senate opening a sunday session with its chaplain. >> look and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> our coverage continues as lawmakers are still at it. tonight. new video of a plane crash that appeared to leave no
will talk about the benghazi report, what it means for the administration. josh rogin who is following the story at "foreign-policy" magazine is at the table. >> if you work for them, you would get a material, sometimes generous, sometimes overbearing, sometimes almost coal balls -- cruel boss. he did not know how to apologize, which men of his age and class -- they are not going to apologize to a young private secretary, a typist. he had a way of sort of turning the tables and his version of the apology would say, actually, i am a very kind man and you are doing a very good job today. the issue is never settles. he always had to get the last word in. one night going through whitehall, a gentleman bomb fell nearby. he should not been out at all. and his bodyguard inspector thompson pushed him in a doorway. and a couple of thompson's men were slightly wounded. churchill did not like to be touched. and he said, thompson, don't do that. thompson said, sir, you shouldn't be out here. this is dangerous. churchill said i am only doing this because i know live -- you love to. >> sunday, exten
a concussion to avoid testifying in benghazi? >> bill: if she is in the nfl i wouldn't let her play. i think she can make a phone call. >> she is faking this? she is faking a concussion? >> can i make one quick comment oon this? >> bill: i am so angry about this you can't even imagine. >> i know. look, with this administration the buck seems to stop nowhere weather it's on fast and furious or benghazi core prafl hammar is a u.s. marine. barack obama is the commander and chief. he should be intervening. >> you don't know that he is not. >> if he is, we don't know about it. >> all the reports all he had to do is go out and say i'm concerned about this. >> it might be in play right now. he should have said it because he has authority to say it joe biden. here is my problem with, this both of you. there is going to have to be consensus for anything to get done. all right? any kind of gun legislation, tightening up any laws. going to have to be consensus. you put joe biden in who is a very left wing guy and antigun in charge of shaping this and right away you alienate almost everyone who opposes.
personnel from benghazi to tripoli. >> this was something that was a concerted effort, well organizationed, heavily armed. >> you have the american president, the secretary of state and everybody else in the administration saying loudly that it was because of the video. >> what happened initially was, it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo, as a consequence of the video. >> they threw the libyan president under the bus, he came out and said it's a terror attack and they said he doesn't know what he's talking about. >> a guy worried about the muslim world. >> an idea that somebody doesn't care is absolutely absurd. >> let us never ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because of people who are willing to fight for us. >> exactly two hours from now at 7 p.m. eastern, the first polls will close in six states. >> you cannot win as a republican, if you don't win ohio. >> and a point where none of this is making any sense, it's not right so i think it's going to go to obama. >> and going to get 299 electoral votes and obama by-- >> and new details of the ongo
on the benghazi attack, a key demand of senate republicans. today a new senate report on benghazi heaped more blame on the state department's security procedures. president obama acknowledged lapsed that the white house would take immediate steps to resolve. he rejected criticism that he would let his u.n. ambassador twisting in the wind, susan rice, instead of training fire on republicans. >> information a politically motivated attack on her. she probably had the least to do with the attack on benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to is -- it was puzzling to me. >> the process also seems to be playing out with one of obama's top picks to lead the pentagon. the president was quick to praise republican former nebraska senator chuck hagel, but was just as quick to say he hadn't made up his mind. >> i haven't made a decision about who to nominate. >> anything disqualify him? >> not that i see. i have serbed with chuck hagel. he know him. is he somebody who served this country is w veil valor. >> he ran into stubborn resistance over the weekend
the information on the benghazi embassy were released. we blew it. at least washington d. >> brian: state department i guess. think it is it acward when mom tried to find you on facebook. being poked by the ayatollah of iran. fox and friends starts right now. ♪ fox and friends. >> steve: the poking on facebook is a weird thing. you - on poke >> gretchen: poking? >> steve: you know what all of the people in the world are doing. >> gretchen: i can poke in different ways. i guess i will figure it out in facebook, too. 92 pokemon. in serious news, a report released on the benghazi terror attack. independent report left four americans including our embassy dead happened after systemic failures produced subparsecurity in our consul late, steves had more from washington. >> good morning, steve and everyone. that cathing report blames state department for a lack of proper security for the deaths of four people in benghazi. the ambassador to libya was among those killed. a special panel was convened to find out what went wrong and presented to select members of congress behind closed doors. the
and what it makes for the investigation of the attack on benghazi. >> dave: some are hearing that democrats want to use more tax dollars to reduce spending. we'll have the details ahead. >> we are live in time square. they are setting up the barricade and barriers out there. more on that . maria molina is down there am she is tiny amongst the sky scrapers. "fox and friends" begins right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". ♪ it is nice and calm and in a few hours it will be bonkers. >> you have been down on the crazy evening. what time do they get down there? >> they start in the afternoon. they have everything in the gates carrolls -- carols and you can't go anywhere . >> adult diapers. >> pretty much. we talked about it earlier. >> it is new year's eve . if you are partying, time squares just at home we have your cure for the hang over and what you should drink and what you should not drink. >> a whole table. >> peter: i went and bought myself aspargus . what it can do to prevent a hang over. >> first, it is it the final day of the year. we can't really celebrate yet the way we would like to
to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> does this mean we get susan rice back? i know, i know, it's a done deal. we are told that the president is picking john kerry to be secretary of state after hillary clinton. but if this was supposedly the reason that susan rice could not be considered for that job as well, this is out now, and it says in a fair world, we would get susan rice back in contention. this is the report of the independent accountability review board that was authorized by law as part of the response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, the attack that killed a serving u.s. ambassador for the first time since the 1970s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in an armed assault by a militant group on a u.s. facility that was in an area known for its armed militant groups. the attack was concurrent with worldwide protests at u.s. facilities throughout the muslim world against a cartoonish anti-islam video that had been posted
in the spotlight the state department's failures during the benghazi attack and senator john kerry, the man who could soon become the head of that department and then our big question, 12 days to cliff-mas. do you have faith in a deal or will the fiscal cliff steal christmas? join me on facebook. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> developing now, just in time for the christmas holiday and the travel crunch, a major winter storm snarling flights in the midwest. chicago's o'hare airport says arriving flights are delayed more than two hours. the delays will likely cause ripple effects across the country, but most major airlines are enacting flexible rebooking policies like waiving those extra fees for people scheduled to fly directly into the storm's path, that is. and this massive system is affecting more than half of the country. in the north people are preparing for up to a foot of snow one day before the official start of winter, severe storms moving through alabama, florida
to congress about the attack in benghazi, libya, but two of her deputies are in the hot seat instead. the congressional hearings follow an independent report that blame the state department for what they called systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies regarding embassy security. u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, and three other americans were killed in that benghazi attack. it set off a firestorm in washington about exactly who was responsible for not making that consulate more security. elise is in washington. we know there is some fallout here. one state department official resigned and three others on administrative leave. what is next? >> that's right. the top assistant secretary for diplomatic security eric boswell, and a few others in his department and mideast policy shop have been reashrined. there's a lot of questions about whether top officials and more senior levels of the department to secretary clinton should be held responsible even though the panel said no. we heard from the deputy secretary and secretary clinton's deputies. they were s
report at security in benghazi. the independent panel reports the security that killed four americans was grossly inadequate. coming up at 5:15 how secretary of state hillary clinton is responding to the panels criticism. >>> let's get you going this morning. out the door. sal, did you have to sit and warm up the car for awhile? i know you were concerned about black ice on the road. >> that is right. absolutely. warming up the car you might want to warm it up so it's nice temperature inside for you. don't leave the keys in it. and also the black ice possibility just make sure that if you find yourself skidding the worst thing to do is hit the breaks suddenly. you'll pump those brakes or slow down if you can just by getting up on the accelerator. let's take a look at the pictures on 80 westbound heading out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems driving out to the maze and the metering lights are not on at the toll plaza. we also look at the torch plaza and look at the traffic coming into the city. christmas is less than a week away. we will see people take time off that will make it
on the benghazi terror attack. many shy must testify before senator john kerry will succeed her. >> 9 people killed two others injured when a bus slid off a highway and crashed into a ravine. it happened in goern. the bus heading from las vegas to canada driving through the money tan pass known for dangerous conditions. the driver lost control crashed through a guardrail and plummeted 200 feet down the slope. several people were thrown from the bus. crews had to use ropes to rescue people from the rev convenient. the crash is being investigated. >>> a woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train will undergo a psychiatric investigation. she was laughing so much during arraignment the judge told her the lawyer to make her stop. she thought the man was a muslim and wanted revenge for september 11th. >> a drunk driver slammed into a cop car. he was speeding ran a red light t boning the cruiser. it took 45 minutes to pry the officer out of the car. he's expected to be okay the sus speblth w -- suspect was arrested for drunk driving. >>> around the country people getting
reaction to the benghazi report? >> benghazi, do you have a reaction to the report? >> journalists at the white house today trying to ask the president about a report on the fatal attack in benghazi where four diplomats were killed. three state department officials have now resigned following the report's publication. conservatives on television repeated some wild conspiracy theories about what happened. but the report says grossly inadequate security, systemic failures were to blame. secretary of state hillary clinton says she accepts every one of the panel's recommendations. while her likely replacement had this reaction. >> secretary clinton said she would do this. and it would be a completely unvarnished appraisal. and that's what it is. i think she and the administration deserve credit for doing what was required here. >> this also comes as a belated comfort to you and ambassador susan rice who became the scapegoat for some whose theories have been proven flatout wrong. jonathan capehart is an opinion writing for "the washington post." john, we heard the accusations the presid
gets down to business over president's gun control initiative. this morning's benghazi hearings, hillary clinton is grounded by her doctors did. the fiscal cliff vote. >>> and buzz lightyear likes space suits. >>> starting with a full-blown winter storm that could dump as much as a foot of snow in some areas. eight states have already issued blizzard warnings, almost ens e ensuring a white christmas for many parts of the country as the storm continues moving east. if that's not enough, more storms are forecast for next week. we'll have bill karins full forecast coming up. >>> as time runs out for lawmakers hammering out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, house republicans are sweetening a backup plan to gain more gop support. the president is vowing a veto even as hangups and negotiations threaten to keep him in town or delay his hawaiian vacation yet again this year. the irs estimates as many as 100 million tax returns could be delayed if no deal is struck by january 1st. >>> nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington to break it all down. good morning. what's happening in
.s. consulate in benghazi. at yesterday's hearing, senator john kerry who is widely expected to be nominated as the next secretary of state said congress should share some of the blame for what happened in libya. >> i want to be crystal clear about something else. congress also bears some responsibility here. congress has the power of the purse. >> for years, we have asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions. and because of the gridlock and excesses in the senate and congress itself, we have not even been able to pursue the regular order of authorizing legislation. adequately funding america's foreign policy objectives is not spending. it's investing. >> republican senator bob corker countered that the state department was notution its existing resources efficiently. >> secretary clinton just sent up a notification to congress asking for $1.3 billion. why did she never ask for any notification or change of resources to make sure benghazi was secure? >> we are in a situation where the middle east is evolving, democracies are growing
on the consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton's testimony has been up in the air because she has been recovering from a stomach virus and concussion. an exact date has not been set. two deputy secretaries of state will testify today on capitol hill. fallout from the september attack on americans in benghazi that killed four native.ambassador chris stevens. >> there were was a demonstration of lack of leadership and the senior ranking for their security ... >> four state department officials have resigned under pressure. .because of their roles in the deadly incident. these resignations come just after an independent report department was critical of state department leadership.saying security for the americans in benghazi was quote inadequate. 39 degrees in the san jose. we will warm it up to the mid '50s. but you need to buckle up. and bundle up. also, new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. >> welcome back we are following news out of pinole where p-g-and
from susan rice's withdrawal from contention after that uproar over her comments on benghazi. joining us now one of the leading critics of the administration's response to benghazi, republican congressman jason chaffitz. i know the senate is the confirming body, not you, but does this end the controversy over benghazi, or does that continue and need to be investigated? that, the panel having spoken, and hillary clinton having promised to follow-up. sfoo no, there's still a long ways to go to get to the bottom of benghazi, and making sure it never ever happens again. i'm sure that senator kerry will be easily confirmed from the senate. i think he is a good and decent person. i probably disagree with him on most every issue, but many terms of being a good person, i'm sure he will be confirmed, but we have as to go on benghazi. >> your committees have said you want to hear from hillary clinton? >> absolutely. she was the person in charge. we have four dead americans. we have -- think about it. in a 60-day period a group said there are more than two dozen systemic failures. they offered 6
of the year. hearings are being held today on the deadly of the attack on benghazi, libya. arguing whether more money would help keep american diplomats safe. >> if the state department intends to blame it is long string of failures on inadequate funding, then perhaps it should take a closer look at the money that is being lavished on global climate change, culinary diplomacy programs and other favored projects. in money could have been used for providing diplomatic security, including hiring additional personnel and providing them with adequate equipment and training. >> we're joined now by elise labott who covered all of these hearings. so what did you come away with? >> a couple of things, wolf. it's widely politicized. you heard elana. she doesn't even accept the report. she says the state department can't review itself because of its failures noted by the panel and she's looking for secretary of state clinton to testify in january. i also think that the state department officials, bill burns really contrite, what else can you do, wolf, with such a scathing report other than to say we
of the state department has issued a report on the events that took place in benghazi, september 11 of this year. i think it is excellent. there are other committees in congress that have begun other investigations and i think that each of these will contribute to our understanding of what happened in benghazi and help to make sure that nothing like it happens again. under the senate rules, our committee has a special responsibility for oversight. as i said, for the interaction of different agencies of government, it is through that lens that after the tragic events of benghazi on such a member leventhal, the senator and i began our investigation. obviously we were time limited by the end of this year and end of this congress, the end of my service here. i am grateful not only to the senator for once again the extraordinary by partisanship we have had, but also our staffs who have worked together for well. they really work through the holiday when i must ask for my benghazi team to come down to our first floor office. the numbers were smaller than they had been earlier, but they had
assessment of the state department and its failure to protect the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we're expecting to hear from a number of members of congress there in just a little while. our foreign affairs correspondent is also monitoring that and she'll get back to us with a report as events merit. >>> you have probably never heard of the office of congressional ethics. it's an office you should be concerned about because it's one of the most important watchdogs in washington. it investigates possible wrong doing by members of congress. now the office of congressional ethics is in danger of being eliminated. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical contact conduct, but they are trying to kill the one body in congress that's trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> reporter: melanie sloan is the director of crew. she's talking about the office of congressional ethics, the only government body outside of the congress whose sole mandate is to look at members in congress. members of congress want the commit
of state hillary clinton about benghazi. instead, they will have to wait until she recovers from a con concussion. in the meantime, we will ask kelly ayotte what she would like to hear once secretary clinton eventually does come before lawmakers. >>> and investigators checking on a new angle while they try to explain what led to the newtown shooting. why they are now looking into the gun nan's --man's yes metic makeup. -- genetic makeup. >>> and president obama sparking a new debate after appearing to suggest that the reason it's so hard to get a deal done is because republican lawmakers just don't like him. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. but, you know, at some point, you know, they've got to take me out of it. and think about their voters.tys and think about what -- clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlockin
in benghazi that killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. an independent panel probing the incident found -- panel vice chair admiral mike mullen unveiled the report's conclusions wednesday. >> the board found the attacks in benghazi, libya, were security related. responsibility for the loss of life, the injuries and damage to u.s. facilities rests completely and solely with the terrorists who conducted the attacks. that does not mean there are not lessons to be learned. the board found the security posture of the special mission compound was inadequate for the threat environment in benghazi and in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place that night. >> among the issues cited in the report is the high turnover rate of your security staff, faulty security equipment, and the use of unreliable local militias. the report found certain senior state department officials -- they didn't recommend disciplinary action against any individuals. secretary of state hillary clinton has accepted all 29 of the panel's recommendations. dozens of protesters
tonight. thank you so. >> thank you. >> tough question on the benghazi terror attack. did the department's failure to lead to the murder of four americans? an arlg criticizing senator demint's replacement. why? because he's black. a judge has agreed to review the case of civil rights violations after four months of captivity. will jon hammar get to come home? we will have a live report from mexico city, straight ahead. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> an op-ed in the new york times, claims nikki haley picked the state's
in benghazi. an independent review releases a report on just what happened that night in libya and how it could have been prevented. >>> blizzard warning from denver to detroit a week before christmas. the storms bringing an unwelcome present to americans traveling home for the holidays. 50 mile per hour winds, a foot of snow. we're tracking the latest forecast. >>> plus this. >> with all this -- all the new, you know, talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles, i really -- you know, i definitely want to get a few more before, you know, something may happen. >> gun sales spike as gun control simmers. talk of new policy sends many americans on a shopping spree. ♪ where are those good old fashioned values, on which we used to rely ♪ >> "family guy" is back and we'll show you part of the episode that was canceled out of respect for the people of newtown, connecticut. newtown, connecticut. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. first up, president obama and the first step toward new gu
review by the panel looking into the deadly september 11th attack in benghazi at the consulate there in libya. you know the story. the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans at the u.s. consulate. now, the state department blasted by this review for quote/unquote systemic failures. among them, i'm quoting grossly inadequate security and the dismissal of repeated requests to beef up personnel. senate majority whip dick durbin after reading this review. >> there was a breakdown in benghazi on september 11th that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. i went through the litany of things that were given to us by the accountability review board. our intelligence fell short. our security personnel were inexperienced and unprepared. our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. and senior state department officials unfortunately showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> panel also found that there was, quote/unquote, a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership in lib
in the benghazi attacks. it was grossly inadequate to deal with the attack this year. that attack killed our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans serving with him. the state department ignored repeated requests for more security personnel and another revelation and there was a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership at the senior levels in washington, tripoli, and benghazi. in a letter to congress secretary of state hillary clinton said she accepted every one of the panel's 24 recommendations. elise joins us from the state department. first of all, elise, characterize this for me. were we expecting this to be as scathing and then again give us a feel for who this panel is and how independent it is. >> ashleigh, i read a lot of these reports in my many years of covering the state department, and it is pretty scathing. i think we expected an honest assessment, a tough assessment, and it was really kind of extremely critical, not only of the state department as a whole but specific bureaus and in talking about this systemic value of senior leadership problems that basi
still haven't gotten time to get to. benghazi. >> oh, my gosh. >> boy. >> a devastating report. aa devastating report. >> it raising a lot of questions that i wonder p if anyone has the guts to ask. >> about hillary clinton. >> yes. here is bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill. >> we'll talk about the first blizzard the winter moving across the country. big travel issues over the next two days from denver up through areas around chicago. let me show you what the map looks like. this is our winter storm warnings and advisories. the little arrows on here show you blizzard warnings in effect. the storm is now just south of denver. by tomorrow afternoon it's going to be near chicago. it's this area to the north of the storm where the worst of the weather will be with the wind and also the snow. now, the timing of the storm, no problems in morning. late today driving home through nebraska, very difficult. you did not want to travel tonight into tomorrow through much of iowa and southern wisconsin. that's this area in here that will be dealing with blizzard conditions as we go
. developing tonight. the fallout from the september attack on americans in benghazi that killed four people.including bay area native.ambassador chris stevens. tonight four state department officials have resigned under pressure.because of their roles in the deadly incident. a report released today was critical of state department leadership.sating security for the americans in benghazi was quote "inadequate." the school massacre in connecticut has raised all sorts of questions about gun control laws and what should and should not be imposed. today we spoke with the author of numerous gun control books to get his take on the issue. kron 4's j.r. stone has more on what he said. and what we may soon see. pam one other issue that zimring talked about is the federal assault weapon ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004 but he doesn't think that we will see that reimposed. why is that? so does he think that brady bill reform will pass? several postal service employees are recovering tonight. after being exposed to pepper spray at a post office in oakland this morning. firefighters and hazmat c
the security at the consulate in benghazi grossly inadequate and the panel blames lack of security for the deaths of chris stevens and three others. many point the finger at secretary of state hillary clinton. she claims to take full responsibility for this. clinton will be sending top state department deputies to testify in her place after suffering a concussion. john bolton says clinton is faking her illness to avoid testifying. a state department spokeswoman said that's absolutely un-- untrue. >> it's really unfortunate in times like this people make wild speculation based on no information. >> we're reaching out to california lawmakers who were part of this morning's top- secret briefing. more on that when i see you next. back to you. >>> 7:17. the justice department will not press cyber stalking charges against a woman who had an affair with former cia director david petraeus. paula broad well was accused of describe -- broadwell was accused of cyber stalking jill kelli. both broadwell and petraeus are married. they've expressed regret about their affair. they say it ended las
in benghazi that killed four americans. senator lindsey graham demanding had he appear before congress ahead of john kerry confirmation. take a listen to the interviews on fox "fox news sunday." >> senator graham, how important is it for secretary of state hillary clinton to testify under oath before she leaves office about the benghazi terror attack? and what do you think we still need to know? >> absolutely essential that she testify. i want to know from the secretary of state's point of view, were you informed of the security situation, were all these cables coming out of benghazi, ever get to your level. if they didn't, that's a problem. if they did, why didn't you act differently. >> some republican colleagues are prepared to hold off confirm nation of john kerry as secretary of state until secretary of state clinton testifies as secretary. >> that's going to happen i've been told by senator kerry, he wants that approach. he needs to hear what she says so we can comment. it makes sense to have her go first. >> senator feinstein, do we hear she needs to testify first and have you heard -
to cancel an overseas trip as well as congressional testimony on the attack on benghazi. the cloth could requirthe clot could require her to lessen her workload in her at secretary of state. this is certain at this time to, she will be ushering in the new year in the hospital. >> reporter: this is not the first time secretary clinton had been treated for a clot correct. >> reporter: she was treated for a blood clot back in 1998 on the back of her right leg. she later said it was the most serious medical problem she had ever experienced up until that time. as for this latest clot earlier this month while suffering from a stomach virus she fainted, hit her heads. medical experts who have not pained her said it was possible that the new clot formed before she was diagnosed with a concussion, it was found during a follow-up examine. another theory the blood clot formed because she was send even tear reduring her convalescence listen. >> the blood clot i'm a assuming is similar to the one she had in 1998 which was in the back of her leg. she did have a concussion recently which made her a lit
. >>> and breaking news on the investigation into the 9/11 terror attack that killed four americans in benghazi. word just in that three, three staffers at the state department have just quit and one, viewers of this program, likely know very well. >>> an amazing follow-up to the story of a man who helped some of the youngest survivors of the newtown shooting. you don't want to miss the moment right after our interview when he got his wish, coming face-to-face with the grandparent of one of the children he helped. we have now been given permission to show you what happened. and we will. >> my desire is to have the parents call me and to reunite with these children and to read to them and to be with them and to love them and to let them know that i'll help them find the light because they were in the darkness. that's what my hope is. yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >> you made the political calculation in 2008 in your f
inouye tomorrow. that's going to take up a lot. there's the viewing today. you've got the benghazi hearings. time is running out on the calendar. so what i'm hearing is, go home for christmas and come back the day after, come back on the 26th. >> the plan b would, as a diversion, make sense if they were still talking. but they're not talking. and according to senior white house officials, they haven't talked since monday. now, in normal circumstances, maybe that works, but we actually are getting to the point where they need to strike a deal. >> especially conversation one on one. >> if they don't strike a deal in the next day or so, you can't write something this big by the end of the year. >> correct. andrea's right. >> they're going to have to start piecing this together. >> they'll go home for christmas, get an earful from people, and then come back and pass it quickly. >> and they do have stuff written. they've got pieces according to conrad and the other budget leaders in both houses, they've got -- >> conrad, speaking of conrad, he was sure they were going to have a deal. >>
. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> coming up, a blistering new report on the benghazi attack, blaming the state department for grossly inadequate security, systemic failures and leadership deficiencies. bill richardson joins me to weigh in on that. >>> perfefrom anger to action, m mom and her crusade. whole grain, multigrain cheerios! who choose more whole grain mom, are [ female announcer ] pe tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the p
'm not a doctor, but it seems as though that the secretary of state has come down with a case of benghazi flu. >> this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band. >> charles, you had a good line, hillary has severe benghazi allergy. >> i have been doing a lot of work on that. that's the first reported case and it's a very, very severe one. >> very, very severe. let's see the medical report on that. >> unbelievable. now we know she is in the hospital spending new year's eve because of a blood clot that was discovered during routine short of checkup after her concussion. so, you know, john bolton called it a diplomatic illness. alan west, my favorite outgoing member of congress, called it benghazi flu. so should we hold our breath awaiting an apology from these two characters? >> one would think. this is, after all, the former first lady of the united states. this is, after all, the former united states senator from the state of new york. this is, after all, the sitting secretary of state, which in the line of succession to the presidency is fifth in line if i'm not mistaken. i could be wrong on
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